January 18, 2011

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The destruction of Tarok Kalacha, Arghandab District, October, 2010

Counterinsurgency, as practiced at the tactical level, is the best I have ever seen it practiced. Again, I was tremendously impressed with some of the battalions I spent time with. Yesterday, Ranger Jeff Martindale took me up and down the Arghandab River Valley and allowed me to spend some time with one of his companies... Really, really sophisticated, and in high spirits as they're going about their work... Anyone who thinks U.S. soldiers sit around passing out Snickers bars all day as part of counterinsurgency operations needs to visit the Arghandab.
--Andrew Exum, Arghandab District, December, 2010

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